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More Canadian businesses accepting Bitcoin digital currency, despite reservations

More Canadian businesses accepting Bitcoin digital currency, despite reservations

26 Jan 2014 / Calgary Herald – MONTREAL – Will that be cash, credit card or Bitcoin? A small number of Canadian businesses now accept Bitcoin, the digital currency that made its debut five years ago, and has been gaining momentum ever since. Among the retailers is

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North American Bitcoin Conference Miami – Photos Day 1

North American Bitcoin Conference Miami - Photos Day 1

25 Jan 2014 / coinchomp.com – Here’s photos from the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami. These photos are from coinchomp.com. Visit their website for a live blog feed from the conference.

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New York’s Bitcoin Center: Where The Cryptocurrency Elite And Newbies Gather

New York's Bitcoin Center: Where The Cryptocurrency Elite And Newbies Gather

25 Jan 2014 / International Business News – NEW YORK — Edwin Cuevas III stands quietly in front of a folding table at the back of the room, people crowding around him, a buzz of excitement in the air. A projector shoots real time prices of bitcoin

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Bitcoin In 2014 – The 3 Critical Factors

Bitcoin In 2014 - The 3 Critical Factors

25 Jan 2014 / Zerohedge – In the last year Bitcoin has gone ‘viral’. As ConvergEx’s Nick Colas notes, a lot has happened in 2013: Price appreciation, yes, from $20 to +$800 – the result of this online “Currency” going from science project to mainstream topic.  Volatility

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Bitcoin creeping into Pittsburgh

Bitcoin creeping into Pittsburgh

25 Jan 2014 / Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Fukuda, a Japanese restaurant in Bloomfield, on Wednesday proudly posted a message to its Facebook and Twitter followers: “Ladies and gentlemen, Fukuda has officially accepted bitcoin as payment for Omakase this evening.” Omakase, for the uninitiated, is a “chef’s

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World’s first bitcoin ATM processed $1 million in transactions last month

World's first bitcoin ATM processed $1 million in transactions last month

24 Jan 2014 / All Alabama – Bitcoin may be a mystery to most consumers, but the virtual currency with no government backing is starting to look … conventional. The world’s first bitcoin ATM processed more than $1 million last month, bitcoin broker Jackson Warren told The

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Bitcoin wallets: How to protect your digital currency

Bitcoin wallets: How to protect your digital currency

24 Jan 2014 / Naked Security – First there was online banking. Then PayPal. Now, there’s Bitcoin. It’s a brave new world, but with Bitcoin exchange rates so high those coins are too precious to lose. That’s where a Bitcoin wallet comes in. A wallet is a

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WikiLeaks Party bankrolled by bitcoin donors

WikiLeaks Party bankrolled by bitcoin donors

24 Jan 2014 – The Australian – THE Australian WikiLeaks Party has taken thousands of dollars in donations via the global crypto-currency bitcoin since it registered in July last year but has no way of finding out where the transactions originated. The party hierarchy, which The Australian

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Bitcoin Backed by Sberbank’s Gref as Russia Plans Curbs

Bitcoin Backed by Sberbank’s Gref as Russia Plans Curbs

24 Jan 2014 / Bloomberg – Advocates of Bitcoin gained support from OAO Sberbank (SBER) chief Herman Gref, who’s urging the Kremlin to stop Russian lawmakers from curbing the use of virtual currencies in a bill designed to cut funding for terrorists. “It’s a very interesting global

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Bitcoin’s next frontiers: ATMs and Capitol Hill

Bitcoin’s next frontiers: ATMs and Capitol Hill

24 Jan 2014 / Washington Post – Vancouver, B.C. — The small monolith sits at the back wall of a downtown coffee shop. Canadians are a demure people, not known to shriek or hop, but they approach the Bitcoin ATM with the spooked wonder of those apes

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